INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

ENGLISH
INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

2

Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

3

Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

4

Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

23

45

Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

59

Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

77

Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

107 123

137

Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

155 175 189 201 243

End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

5

..................................................... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display .................................................................................. 35 Basic Operation ......................... 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer............................. 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ........................................................................................................................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List................................................................ 5 Contents at a Glance.................................................................... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques................................................. 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ............................................................................................................................. 24 Installing and Removing the Battery................................................................. 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card .......................................................................................................................................................... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night .................................................................................................................................. 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects............................................................................................ 4 Chapters ............... 27 Setting the Date and Time................................................. 26 Turning on the Power .................................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen .... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ............................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits................................................................. 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes...................................................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Handling Precautions ...................................................................... 55 x Image Playback........................................................................................... 58 6 ................ 12 Quick Start Guide ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 48 7 Disabling Flash......................................................................................... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens .............. 38 3 Menu Operations ................................................................................................................................................. 40 Formatting the Card................................................................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language....................................................... 14 Nomenclature .......................

........................................................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing.................................................................................................................................................................................98 B: Setting the White Balance .....................................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point .101 Auto Lighting Optimizer.......................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ......................85 q Changing the Metering Mode..........83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE...........................................................................................................................................................................................82 a: Manual Exposure..96 A AE Lock .......78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ...................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style...........................................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation .........71 Setting the Image-recording Quality..................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE.........................................................................................69 i Continuous Shooting .......72 A Selecting a Picture Style ...........................80 Depth of Field Preview ...................................................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction .................................................................................97 A FE Lock................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ..............................................................................................................................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing .................................................................................104 Preventing Camera Shake ..................................................................................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots .......................................................................................................................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space ...........................................70 j Using the Self-timer .............................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ...................................................................................................................................................................106 7 .........99 2 White Balance Correction.....................................................

............................................................................................ 164 8 ...................................... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning .......................................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color.........................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ........................................ 139 File Numbering Methods .................................................................. 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ........................................................................................................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time......................... 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ................... 156 u/y Magnified View ..... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies...... 160 k Playing Movies ............................................................................................................................. 159 k Enjoying Movies ......... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings.......................................................... 150 Appending Dust Delete Data .............. 113 Focusing Manually..................................................... 124 Shooting Function Settings ...................... 138 Setting the Image Review Time .... 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ............................................................................................................................................................................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes .................................................. 111 Using AF to Focus ..................................................................................................... 138 Silencing the Beeper ............................ 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness .................................................... 146 Setting the Flash ............................... 158 b Rotating the Image .............................................................................................................. 142 B Checking Camera Settings......................................................... 138 Card Reminder .......................................................................................................................... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly..................................

.................................................192 Registering My Menu ..............................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ........................................................................................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) .......................................................................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ............................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)............170 L Erasing Images .......................................176 wPrinting.....................................................................................................................................................................210 Menu Settings ..............................................................................................................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide...........................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes..................................................204 External Speedlites ............237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 .......218 Error Codes....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................178 Trimming the Image .....203 Remote Control Shooting................171 B Shooting Information Display ........................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails .....................................................................................................................190 Custom Function Settings ..............................198 Setting Copyright Information.........................................................................................................................224 Specifications ...................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF .........................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ......212 System Map .........................................................225 Index ...............................................................................167 K Protecting Images .......

108 (A Live View shooting) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.84 (Bulb exposure) p.50.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 . 62.45 .78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.46. 53. 64 (D Flash photography) p.71 (j Self-timer) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.

67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.175 (Direct printing) 11 .167 (Video OUT) p.68 (S AF point selection) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.156 (H Index display) p.72 (76.58 (x Playback) p.72 (73.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.171 (L Delete) p. 1) p. 83.53.170 (K Image protect) p.

For stubborn dirt. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. do not use the camera. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. test all its functions before using it. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. If condensation forms on the camera. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. 12 . Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. This is to avoid damaging the camera. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. viewfinder. Even while the camera is in storage. remove the lens. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. reflex mirror. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. well-ventilated location. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. To prevent condensation. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. card and battery from the camera. dry. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. and focusing screen. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. If there is condensation. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab.

etc. Dead pixels displaying only black or red.01% or less pixels. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. 13 . physical shock. Do not subject it to excessive force. Store the card in a case. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. or magnet.99% effective pixels. Although this is not a malfunction. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. or humid locations. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. In low or high temperatures. are not a malfunction. or wet the card.. bend. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. note the following: Do not drop. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. dusty. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. Live View shooting. However. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. speakers. Do not store the card in hot. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. They do not affect the images recorded. the camera may become hot. It will return to normal at room temperature. or vibration. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99.

31) With the card’s label facing you. (p.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. (p. Set the power switch to <1>.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. (p. . Attach the lens. see page 29. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>.26) To charge the battery. (p. see page 24. insert it into the slot.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. (p.

37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. To delete an image. Review the picture. see “Erasing Images” (p. Focus the subject. and the camera will focus the subject. Take the picture.171). press the <x> button (p. If necessary. 2 sec. (p. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Press the shutter button halfway. (p. 15 .Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto).37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. the built-in flash will popup automatically.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. see page 107. (p.58). (p. To display the image again. on the LCD monitor.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

16

Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

17

Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

18

Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

19

Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

20

33) Contacts (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.13) Lens mount index (p.35) Contacts (p.69.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.34) Focusing ring (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.35) Lens mount index (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.33) Zoom position index (p.231) Zoom position index (p.231) Zoom ring (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.33) Zoom ring (p.34) Hood mount (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.69.33) 21 .

Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24).24). Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position. Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .

Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration.205). The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 . Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations.

50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). To detach the battery. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. It takes approx. When the battery is fully recharged. For safety reasons. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. attach the battery securely. follow the above procedure in reverse.10°C / 43°F . For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. the full-charge lamp will turn green. As shown in the illustration. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. 24 . 2 Attach the battery. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet.

The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. Doing so can damage the battery charger. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. a small amount of power current is released. When not using the camera. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. 25 . detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. If necessary. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. Purchase a new battery. After recharging the battery. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. Even during storage. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. remove the battery. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger.

Otherwise. the battery Insert the end with contacts. Insert the battery until it locks in place. After opening the battery compartment cover. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. 3 Close the cover. 1 Open the battery compartment cover.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. 26 . Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. 2 Insert the battery.until it snaps shut. To prevent short circuiting. the hinge might break. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. be careful not to swing it back further.

the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. Even during the sensor cleaning.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. [Recording .. <1> : The camera turns on. To turn on the camera again. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. During the sensor cleaning. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. see page 29 to set the date/time. Set to this position when not using the camera.139). <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image..37). the <f> icon might not be displayed. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. This is normal and not a problem. just press the shutter button halfway (p. 27 . the LCD monitor will display <f>.

270 shots with 50% flash use. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. but adequate power remains. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. For battery life with Live View shooting. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. the number of possible shots may be lower. Depending on the lens used. 550 shots Approx. n : Battery must be recharged. see page 109. 470 shots Approx. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 28 . the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. 470 shots without flash use and approx. no Live View shooting. x : Battery level is slightly down. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. • Using the LCD monitor often. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. c : Battery will be exhausted soon.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.

the [6] tab.to select the the <U> key date or time number.) setting. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. 1 Display the menu. set the date/time again.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. then press <0>. 29 . then press <0>. Press then press <0>. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Under 2 Time]. The date/time will be set. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Be sure to set the correct date/time. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. If this happens. the date/time might be reset. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. (Returns to b. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. the 3 SetPress date and time. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. Press the <V> key to set the number.

then press <0>. then press <0>. 30 . Press the <M> button to display the menu. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. the the <V> key to select language. the 3 SetPress desired language. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. The interface language will change. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. tab.

Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. 31 . Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. etc. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. When you set the power switch to <1>. 3 Close the cover. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. image-recording quality. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. ISO speed. the card.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately).138). 2 Insertshown by the illustration.

never do any of the following. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. The card may then return to normal. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. the 2 Remove pushcard. Check that “Recording. If the card already contains recorded images. • Opening the card slot cover. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. • Removing the battery.140). the image number might not start from 0001 (p. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer.42). then close the cover.. • Shaking or banging the camera around. Doing so may damage the image data. or data is being transferred. card. 32 . If the error persists. being erased. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. Gently in the The card will stick out. Set the power switch to <2>.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. Make sure the access lamp is off. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. remove and reinstall the card.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. then let go. It may also damage the card or camera. use a different card. then open the cover. Pull the card straight out..

When storing the camera without a lens attached. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. 4 Remove the front lens cap.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. 33 . set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). do it in a place with minimal dust. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). autofocus will not operate. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. Red index lens. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. lens. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows.

) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. Turn the lens until it stops. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. then detach it.88 x 0. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. do it before focusing.) 34 . Doing so may cause loss of vision.9 mm / 0. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. Image sensor size (22.94 in. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.3 x 14. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens.59 in. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. do not touch the rotating part.6x. If you want to zoom.42 x 0.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.

6 IS lens as an example.5-5. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. picture. The Image Stabilizer will operate. However. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat.5-5.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. 35 . 2 Press the shutter button halfway. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. If the camera is mounted on a tripod.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>.

Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. 5.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. place one foot in front of the other. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. sold separately) is recommended. 3. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. 2. see page 107. 4. 36 . Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. To maintain a stable stance. 6. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger.

and image recording. It can cause blurred pictures. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. You can press the shutter button halfway. 37 . you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. image playback. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. Even during the menu display. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. then slowly press the shutter button completely. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). To prevent camera shake. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture.

you can select certain drive modes (p. 38 . 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. In the Basic Zone modes (except C).72). Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. the the <S> key to select function to be set. This is called the Quick Control screen. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. press the <Q> button. When the shooting settings are displayed. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. the 2 SetPress desired setting.

86) AF mode (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.89) Shooting mode* (p. select the function and press <0>.80) Shutter speed (p.72) Picture Style (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. <0> 39 . Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.99) ISO speed (p.75) White balance (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.70) Metering mode (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.103) Drive mode (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.

While looking at the LCD monitor. and <0> button on the camera back.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. <S> cross keys. etc. date/time. use the <M> button. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 .

3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. A list of menu functions is on page 212. <0> to setting. Press the <M> button to display the menu.) The current setting is indicated in blue. item. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. 41 . (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. 5 SetPress desired set it. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. tab. 4 Select the setting. then press <0>. the setting.

so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. then select [OK]. then The card will be formatted.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. select [Format]. before formatting the card. When the card is formatted. etc. If necessary. Under the [5] tab. transfer the images to a computer.. format the card with the camera. Even protected images will be erased. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. the menu will reappear. 1 Select [Format]. all images and data in the card will be erased. 2 Format the card. Select [OK]. then press <0>. For low-level formatting. 42 . press <0>. When the formatting is completed.

When discarding the card. When the card is formatted or data is erased. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. A card-related error is displayed (p.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. 43 . The card is full with images or data. The actual data is not completely erased. Even in this case.224). The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. only the file management information is changed. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. Then format the card with the camera. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.

In such a case. the LCD monitor might turn off. etc. If a fluorescent light is nearby. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. 44 .Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. the display-off sensor (p. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. menu screen. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece.17. image. Appears when you press the <x> button. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. If this happens. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor.

With the Basic Zone modes. Ba si cZ one 45 .210). The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations.103). all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. Also.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. 3 Focus the subject. and generally the closest object will be focused. If necessary. Focus confirmation light picture. the built-in flash will popup automatically. halfway. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. on the LCD monitor. you can push it back down with your fingers. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. 46 . The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. If the built-in flash has popped up. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. At the same time. All the AF points will be used to focus. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

47

1 Full Auto Techniques
Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

48

7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

49

2 Shooting Portraits
The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

50

3 Shooting Landscapes
Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

51

. Shooting Tips Use a simple background.25m/0. stand out better. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. move away from the subject. 52 . using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. Some lenses have indications such as <40. With a zoom lens. use a macro lens (sold separately). etc. the built-in flash will fire. use the telephoto end. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. Under low light.8ft>. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. A simple background makes the flower. If you are too close to the subject. Move to the subject as close as possible. If you have a zoom lens. To make small things appear much larger. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. use the <4> (Close-up) mode.

the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. If focus cannot be achieved. 3. 53 . press the shutter button completely. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. Aim the center AF point over the subject. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. the beeper will continue beeping softly.7 shots per sec. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. Use the center AF point to focus. When you want to take the picture. approx. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink.) and autofocusing will take effect. During autofocusing. use the <5> (Sports) mode. Hold the camera steady and shoot. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. If you hold down the shutter button. continuous shooting (max. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject.

6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. Also. If the self-timer is also used. When using a zoom lens. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. 54 . Keep the person within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires.4 feet from the camera. Under low light. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended.

Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. etc. the image-recording quality. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. picture. to select You can <S> key the function (7). the 3 SetPress desired setting.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. depth of field. color tone (Picture Style). The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. For details about each function. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. 55 . the the <S> key to select function to be set. * CA stands for Creative Auto. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. However. see page 56-57.

the background might not look so blurred. the background will look more blurred. <D> (Flash on). Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. When flash is used. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. If you move it toward the right. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. the background will look more in focus. 56 . If you want to blur the background. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. If you set <b> (Flash off).C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). the picture will look brighter. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. it will not be applied. the picture will look darker. If you move it toward the right.

By pressing <0>. you can set it for portraits.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. continuous. * By pressing <0>. the set number of shots is taken continuously. 57 . and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. landscapes. or black-and-white photos.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer..204). <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. (5) Single.7 frames per second (fps). <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. (p.71. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings.

the last captured image will be displayed. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. image. For more details on the playback procedure. Each time you press the <B> button. 58 . see page 155. press the <Y> key. When you press the <x> button. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. 1 Playback the image. the display format will change. press the <Z> key.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below.

the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. 3 59 . to prevent spoiled shots.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. * <d> stands for Program. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. you can set various functions and be more creative.

4 Take the picture. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. 2 Focus the subject. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. Then press the shutter button halfway. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). This is called Program AE. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. 60 .

d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. You can freely set the AF mode. Program shift is not possible with flash. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. you can change the ISO speed (p.62) or use flash (p. To match the subject and ambient lighting level.64).62) or use the built-in flash (p. as shown in the figure. In low light (30" 3. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. So under low light. 61 . After you take the picture.5). press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. With <d>. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. and other functions (p. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program).210). In the <d> mode. built-in flash. drive mode. In very low light or very bright light. The functions you can set are limited. decrease the ISO speed.64). In bright light (4000 22). and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. the program shift will be canceled. drive mode. many functions such the AF mode. either increase the ISO speed (p. The program can be shifted.

the ISO speed is set automatically (p. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .1600 1600 .6400 (p. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.63). 62 . if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. 1 Press the <Z> button.192). Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images.Fn)] menu. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. With “AUTO” selected.400 400 . In the [7 Custom Functions (C. etc. noise (banding.63).Fn)] menu. the farther the flash range will be (p. When you shoot at high ISO speeds.6400. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p.) may appear. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.64). You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial. dots of light. the ISO speed. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. (9) [ISO speed] will appear. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed.194). In the Basic Zone modes.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.

As indicated below. then press <0>. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. or 3200. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. then press <0>.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. the ISO speed will be set within this range. 1600. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. select [ISO Auto]. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. 400. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. However. Select the ISO speed.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. Therefore. in the image’s shooting information. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. When “AUTO” is set. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. 63 . 800.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. 200. Under the [y] tab.

5-5.5 / 3.31 1 .5 .5 .4.D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.61 1 .30 / 3. low light. picture. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.22 1 .6.15 / 3. 1 Press the <D> button.5 . In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.5 .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.5 / 3.5 .5 .1/200 sec.3. the flash will fire for the picture.2.17 1 .5 / 3.19 / 3.24 1 .7. or backlit conditions in daylight.5 .6 IS lens 64 .5 .5 .5 .21 / 3.5 / 3.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 .5 / 3.5. In Creative Zone modes.26 / 3. button halfway. and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor. While the flash is recycling. .6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .13 / 3.11 / 3.5 .9.138 [Approx. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 . In the <d> mode.5 .5 1 .5 / 3. the shutter speed (1/60 sec.42 / 3.49 1 .97 1 .11 1 .43 1 .7.5 .34 1 .5 / 3. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.3.5-5.15 1 .69 1 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder. just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.5 / 3.12 1 .5 .5 .

when you press the shutter button halfway. increase the ISO speed.3 feet away from the subject. decrease the ISO speed. When you press the shutter button halfway. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. Then when you press the shutter button completely. the picture will be taken. you can extend the flash range.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. By increasing the ISO speed. For important shots. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks.]. Select [Enable]. For flash photography. decrease the ISO speed. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. or when you go closer to the subject. then press <0>. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. 65 . For best results. when the room is well lit. take the picture after this display turns off. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). In bright light. then press <0>. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. select [Red-eye reduc. Under the [1] tab.

You can then recompose the shot if desired. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. When you press the shutter button halfway. 1 On the lens.86).E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. 2 Press mode] will appear. 66 . [AF 3 Select the AF mode. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. the <ZE> button. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. In the Basic Zone modes. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. the focus will be locked. When focus is achieved. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. the camera will focus only once. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. With evaluative metering (p. 4 Focus the subject. then press <0>.

if the subject moves away from the center AF point. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the subject will be focused continuously. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved.202). focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. the beeper will sound softly. 67 . After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. During autofocusing. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. However. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. if the subject starts moving. With AI Servo AF. When the AF point selection (p. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. Also. If this occurs.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved.68) is automatic. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus.

(9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. the subject. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. When all AF points light up. <f>. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. With the <d> (Program AE). and <a> modes. 2 Select the AF point. 1 Press the <S> button. automatic AF point selection will be set. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. While looking at the viewfinder. Therefore. Generally. <s>. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. 68 . all the AF points are active. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red.

To make it easier to focus a moving subject. select and use the center AF point. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. If you focus the eyes first. If the subject moves away from the center AF point.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. with a fast lens from f/1.8. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. Also. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. the beeper sounds. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly.0 to f/2. If it is difficult to focus. 2 Focus the subject. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. 69 . First use the center AF point to focus.

Press the <U> then press <0>. Since the flash will require recycling time.193) is set to [2: Strong]. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. In AI Servo AF mode. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. key to select <i>.7 shots per sec.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. 3 Take the picture. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. 70 . the continuous shooting speed will be slower. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. Flash can also be used. 2 Select <i>.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set.

If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. Look through the viewfinder. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. beeper. 71 . attach the eyepiece cover (p.204) l: 2-sec. use focus lock (p. then press the shutter button completely. (p. then press <0>. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p.58). To cancel the self-timer after it starts. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster.106) q: 10-sec. With <q>. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. focus the subject. Q: 10-sec.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. After taking self-timer shots. it may throw off the exposure.205). 2 Select the self-timer. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. self-timer The remote control can also be used. Two seconds before the picture is taken. 3 Take the picture. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. self-timerN (p. press the <YiQ> button.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer.

9 megapixels (18M) Approx. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. or 4.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6.0.5M) Approx. 1 Select [Quality]. 4.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. 72 .2 3. number of possible shots.1 24. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject.5+6. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M).4 1.5 megapixels (4. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. and Standard Picture Style. ISO 100. 2 Selectyour reference.2 1. * The file size.9. 17. 8. then press <0>. 17. the image-recording quality. and other settings.5 megapixels) and the image quality.0 megapixels (8M) Approx.4 3. Under the [1] tab. image size in pixels (****x****). 17. [Quality] will appear. card brand. then press <0>.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card.5 24.7 2. Custom Functions. Select the desired quality. select [Quality]. 8.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. ISO speed.

73 .3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. the 7 image has higher image quality. it might be fewer than indicated. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. Other than 1.7in. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate.7cm/7. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate.9in. Depending on the shooting conditions. 11. 83 A4 (29.0x5.3in. If 8 is selected. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. If A3 (42x29. the image quality will be slightly lower.0in. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.8x12. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side.) you want to crop the image.7x8. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9.9.8x10cm/5. or 1+73 is recommended. but more images can be saved to the card. 1. Even with the same number of pixels.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. For details.7cm/16.7x21cm/ 1 83. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality.8x3. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. 14. Or.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17.5x11.

CR2 0001 .Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). (Noise may be noticeable in the images. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. Using the provided software is recommended. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension .Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. JPG File extension 1. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject.CR2 for RAW). 74 .193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images.JPG for JPEG and . 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software.

92). then press <0>.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. and very sharp and crisp images. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. picture. Effective for close-ups of women or children. [Picture Style] will appear. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. 75 . Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. and crisp. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. By changing the [Color tone] (p. Picture Style. Effective for impressive landscapes. 1 Press the <XA> button. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. you can adjust the skin tone. The image looks softer. sharp.

The image is dull and subdued. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. <0> will appear in the viewfinder.A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. Other than with 1. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. W User Def. and adjust it as desired (p. For natural colors and subdued images. 76 .91). etc. When [Monochrome] is selected. a Picture Style file. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. [Landscape]. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images..

Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. The second half of this chapter. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. 77 . aperture setting. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. Except for <8>.

the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. and turning it to the left sets a slower one.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. and “15"” is 15 sec.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. * <s> stands for Time value.5 sec. the desired shutter speed. “0"5” indicates 0. 78 . Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. picture. However. Also. the viewfinder displays only the denominator.

If the exposure will be too bright. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. If you use a telephoto lens. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. If this happens. to 1/30 sec. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. If this happens. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. to 1/500 sec. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. 79 .s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. If the exposure will be too dark. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. or slower. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. to 30 sec.

set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus).6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. the desired aperture. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. 80 .f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. picture. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. the smaller the aperture opening will be. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. If no lens is attached to the camera. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number.

On the other hand.) shutter speed display will blink. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If the picture will be too dark. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. In such cases. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. the “30"” (30 sec. If the picture will be too bright.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. If this happens. And the closer the subject.) shutter speed display will blink. If this happens. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. 81 . the narrower the depth of field. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. Under low light. but also the lens and subject distance.

If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. In low light. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec.192). The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p.30 sec. 82 . the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. (fixed)] (p. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. Using a tripod is recommended. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. .f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). to suit the scene’s brightness. If you are handholding the camera.112). the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure).

The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. You can decide which exposure level to set. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. To set the aperture.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. With flash. to 1/30 sec. turn the <6> dial. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. To set the shutter speed. 83 . Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. or to bulb. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. * <a> stands for Manual. the exposure level mark will move. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired.

the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. 84 . noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. the image might look a little grainy. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. It can be used to photograph fireworks. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. 205) is recommended. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. p. etc. later. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure.204. For bulb exposures.204) for bulb exposures.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page.193). You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.

8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. Flash can be used. it means that the subject is too dark. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. Decrease the ISO speed. it means that the subject is too bright. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. the subject. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). All the AF points will function to detect the subject. 3 Take the picture. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. Increase the ISO speed. however. The exposure is correct. A slow shutter speed has been set. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. Use a tripod to steady the camera. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. 85 . FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. I want to use flash.

then press <0>. This metering mode is for advanced users. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. Under the [2] tab.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. evaluative metering is recommended. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. the 2 SetPress metering mode. etc. 1 Select [Metering mode]. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. Normally. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting.select the the <U> key to metering mode. 86 . The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. then press <0>. select [Metering mode]. This metering mode is for advanced users.

the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops./AEB] on page 89. 87 . hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. After taking the picture. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. comp. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right.

Select [Flash exp. Press the [Flash exposure comp. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. comp] (p. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero.] will be displayed at the bottom. setting] option. 2 Select [y]. 88 . To make the flash exposure brighter. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway.38).Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. turn the <6> dial to the left.149). (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. With the shooting settings displayed. After taking the picture. turn the <6> dial to the right.<S> key to select [y*]./ AEB] menu (p. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. press the <Q> button (p. comp. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. The Quick Control screen will activate (7).89).

Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. 89 . AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. Under the [2] tab. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. select [Expo. decreased exposure. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor./AEB]. comp. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). You can then choose the best exposure.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. When you press the shutter button halfway. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. Press <0> to set it. then press <0>. AEB amount picture. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. and increased exposure. the AEB amount. comp./AEB].

Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. With <q> set. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. you can take three continuous shots.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. If <i> continuous shooting (p. decreased exposure. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. decreased exposure. AEB will be applied. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. and increased exposure. etc.57). Centering on the exposure compensation amount. Using AEB with exposure compensation. 90 .70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. and increased exposure. flash recycling is complete.

screen will appear. then press <0>. see page 93. then press <0>. select [Picture Style]. The Detail set. 1 Select [Picture Style]. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. 91 . Under the [2] tab. parameter. the 4 SetPress parameter. <B> button. take test shots. To see the resulting effects.then press the Select Style. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. then press <0>. To customize [Monochrome].key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired.

The closer it is to H. The closer it is to F. set it toward the E end. the blander the image will look. set it toward the plus end. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted.] in step 3.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. the softer the image will look. set it toward the minus end. the more diluted the colors will look. To increase the color saturation. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. To decrease the contrast. the crisper the image will look. the bolder the colors will look. To decrease the color saturation. The closer it is to H. To make the skin tone less red. set it toward the minus end. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. the more yellow the skin tone will look. To make it less sharp. 92 . The closer it is to G. To make the skin tone redder. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. set it toward the plus end. the sharper the image will look. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the F end. The closer it is to G. The closer it is to H. To make it sharper. the redder the skin tone will look. By selecting [Default set. The closer it is to G. To increase the contrast. The closer it is to E. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. set it toward the minus end.

It can make the image look more impressive.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. The blue sky will look quite dark. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. The sunset will look more brilliant. you can create a monochrome image in that color. The blue sky will look more natural. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. and the white clouds will look crisper. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. Skin tones and lips will look fine. 93 . The blue sky will look slightly darker. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter.

[User Def. screen will appear. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. The Detail set. <B> button. select [Picture Style]. Style. 2]. 2 Select [User Def. 1 Select [Picture Style]. 1]. press With [Picture <0>.*].]. Under the [2] tab. Style] selected. then press <0>.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. then press <0>. select the Picture Style here. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 94 . then press the Select [User Def. or [User Def. 3 Press <0>. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 3].

all the [User Def. *] settings will revert to the default. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. 95 . To shoot with the registered Picture Style. the 6 SetPress parameter. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. *] and then shoot. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. then press <0>. *]. For details. *] will be displayed in blue.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired.144). Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. *]. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. then press <0>.

the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore).0 (Exif 2. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. the color space. For normal shooting. Under the [2] tab. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images.21). select [Color space]. The ICC profile is not appended. 96 . then press <0>. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. Adobe RGB. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses.21). sRGB is set automatically. With this camera.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. then [sRGB] press <0>.0 (Exif 2. In Basic Zone modes. 1 Select [Color space]. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. sRGB is recommended.

hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. It is effective for backlit subjects. This is called AE lock.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. 97 . Press the shutter button halfway.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. 1 Focus the subject. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. it locks the current auto exposure setting. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). Each time you press the <A> button. button. then recompose and take the shot. The exposure setting will be displayed. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. and take picture. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting.

The flash is fired to take the picture. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. the <D> icon will blink. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. 98 . This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. 4 Take the picture. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. Each time you press the <A> button. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. In the viewfinder. <A> button. then press the <A> button. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject.

Spot metering circle 99 . <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. 2 Select the white balance. In Basic Zone modes.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. then press <0>. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. You can set any white balance. The “Approx. The plain. white object should fill the spot metering circle. [White appear. <Q> will be set automatically. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. Normally. 1 Photograph a white object. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance.

data. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. 4 Select the custom white balance. Press the <WB> button. press the <M> button to exit the menu. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. then press <0>. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. Instead of a white object. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. On the dialog screen which appears. 100 . select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. then press <0>. If you do step 3. When the menu reappears. select [OK] and the data will be imported.76). Press the <U> key to select <O>. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. it cannot be selected in step 3.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. 2 Select [Custom tab. then press <0>. a correct white balance might not be obtained.

Under the [2] tab. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. On the upper right. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. M is magenta.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. select [WB Shift/ BKT].) Sample setting: A2. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. and G is green. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. A is amber. During the white balance correction. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. then press <0>. G1 101 . <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. the correction. B is for blue.

2. During WB bracketing. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. when you turn the <6> dial. Blue (B) bias. Green (G) bias. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). Standard white balance. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. the card will take longer to record the shot. 2. and 3. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. In step 2 for white balance correction. and 3. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. Amber (A) bias. 102 . Standard white balance. Set the white balance bracketing amount. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. On the right. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. Since three images are recorded for one shot. Magenta (M) bias. or 1. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments.

it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). The default setting is [Standard]. flash exposure compensation. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. With JPEG images. the setting. If you want a darker exposure. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. 3 Take the picture. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. the image might still come out bright. set this to [Disable] first. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. then press <0>.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. the correction is done when the image is captured. [Standard] is set automatically. 103 . select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. noise might increase. For RAW images. In Basic Zone modes.

If [Correction data not available] is displayed. For RAW images.]. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab. select [Peripheral illumin. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. the correction is done when the image is captured. The default setting is [Enable]. then press <0>.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. correct. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination.]. 3 Take the picture. correct. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . the four corners of the picture might look darker. screen. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. With JPEG images.

you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. the correction amount will be lower. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). Depending on shooting conditions. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. noise might appear on the image periphery. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. 105 . if you select [Enable]. For details. In step 2. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. For JPEG images already captured. the lower the correction amount will be. The higher the ISO speed. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. 25 lenses. When using a non-Canon lens. If the lens does not have distance information. With EOS Utility (provided software).

press the transmit button. then the picture is taken 2 sec.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. Remote control shooting. When you press the shutter button completely. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. mirror lockup is effective. but no picture will be taken.195). 106 . the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. later. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. press the shutter button completely. the mirror locks up. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. single shooting will take effect. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. later.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. The mirror will swing up. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. 1 Focus the subject. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. delay. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. Do not point the camera toward the sun. it will go back down automatically. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. there will be a shutter-release sound. In such cases.

Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. This is called “Live View shooting. 107 . Using a tripod is recommended. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. camera shake can cause blurred images. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. For details. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.

A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. The image’s field of view is approx. with AF or Before shooting. After the image review ends. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely.113-120). The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. picture. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. Press the <A> button. focus manual focus (p. 100%. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. When you press the shutter button halfway. 2 Focus the subject. 108 . the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically.

at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). set [Live View shoot. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. When flash is used. 30 min. 1 hr.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. 109 . there will be two shutter sounds. During Live View shooting.] to [Enable]. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. do not point the lens toward the sun. but only one shot will be taken.

or bright-light conditions. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. the information display will change. 110 . the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). If <g> is blinking. If flash is used or bulb is set. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. However.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions.

1 Press the <Q> button. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. and AF mode. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. When <f> is selected. the AF points will also be displayed. In Creative Zone modes. Picture Style. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. drive mode. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. you can also set the white balance. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. 111 . Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. function and set it.

If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. Even while the Live View image is displayed. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. [6 Sensor cleaning].167. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. During continuous shooting. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. If you select [y Dust Delete Data].139).Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. [7 Clear settings]. (camera power remains on). In Creative Zone modes. the Live View shooting will be terminated.118). you can display grid lines. or [Quick mode] (p.]. 169). or [7 Firmware Ver. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. [u Live mode] (p. 112 . you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. p. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots.114).113). You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting.204) for Live View shooting.

to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture).120). p. Press the <A> button. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Under [6 Live View function settings]. To return the AF point to the center. magnify the image. press the <L> button. Also.118). If you want to achieve precise focus. While the Live View image is displayed. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. The AF point < > will appear. AF point 2 Move the AF point. select [AF mode]. and focus manually (p. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. 113 . Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. and [Quick mode] (p. [u Live mode] (face detection. Select the AF mode.114). achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. 1 Display the Live View image.

Using AF to Focus the subject. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. picture. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. 1 Display the Live View image. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. Press the <A> button. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. human faces are detected and focused.108). 114 . When focus is achieved. Have the target person face the camera. If focus is not achieved. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. When a face is detected. If multiple faces are detected. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. <q> will be displayed. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the AF point will turn orange.

If a face cannot be detected. face detection will not be possible. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. the <p> will be grayed out. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. When focus is achieved. or partially hidden. 115 .113). titled horizontally or diagonally. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. When you press the <L> button. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. If focus is not achieved. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>.108). An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. too bright or too dark. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. the AF point will turn orange. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. If the focus is way off. picture. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p.

If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. the image will be magnified at the AF point. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. then take the picture. return to the normal view and autofocus. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. In the u Live mode. the focus might be off. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. If this happens. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. Even when focus has been achieved. 116 . The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode.

A special effects filter is used. Extremely small subjects. color. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. flat surfaces. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Night scenes or points of light. Under a light source whose brightness. Subjects in low light. or pattern keeps changing. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. Subjects strongly reflecting light. 117 . Subjects at the edge of the picture.

Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation.<Q> button. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. 118 . AF point 1 Display the Live View image.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point.66). Although you can focus the target area quickly. Press the <A> button.

Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. The AF point used to focus will light in red. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear.108).Using AF to Focus the subject. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. and AF will be executed. the reflex mirror will go back down. picture. 119 . When focus is achieved. The Live View image will turn off.

the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. 2 Move the magnifying frame. 120 . press the <L> button. To return the magnifying frame to the center. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified.108). picture. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus.the magnified image. the image. After achieving focus. Each time you press the <u> button. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually.

Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. If this happens. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. such as the sun. If you point the camera in a different direction. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. If you then continue with Live View shooting. However. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. In low light. If the light source within the image changes. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. However. When you magnify the image. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. 121 . the <E> icon may appear on the screen. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. the image quality might degrade. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. the screen might flicker. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases.

191). etc. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. This is to prevent image degradation. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. the exposure might not come out as desired. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. the image will be captured in the normal view.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. During the magnified view. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. If you take the picture during magnified view.) may appear. dots of light. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. 122 . Before taking a long exposure. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. noise (banding. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period.

6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. The movie recording format will be MOV. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). 123 .Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. the movie might not be recorded properly. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. the movie might not playback properly. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. To check the card’s read/write speed. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site.

To stop movie shooting. The reflex mirror will make a sound.167. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. 169). then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. 3 Shooting the movie. When you press the shutter button halfway. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. 124 . Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. If necessary.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. 2 Focus the subject. During movie shooting. press <A> again.movie. While the movie is being shot. do not point the lens toward the sun.113-120). also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. the camera will focus with the current AF mode.

size] setting (p. left.97). The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. 125 .16). 40 min. If you use Movie crop. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. the top. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3..131). and aperture are set automatically.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. During movie shooting. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. 1 hr. you can set the exposure compensation. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. 1 hr.5mm dia. shutter speed.126) on the screen’s bottom left. press the <S> button.16). At 0°C/32°F: Approx.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. The ISO speed. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. bottom. 20 min. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p.

126 . the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. the information display will change. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. When movie shooting starts.

•8/7 : 1/4000 sec. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>.6400 127 . then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. and ISO speed for movie shooting. turn the <6> dial. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . select exposure]. To set the aperture. the speed. .1/60 sec. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. To set the shutter speed.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. 3 Select [Manual]. then press <0>. aperture. The reflex mirror will make a sound. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. .[Movie Under the [o] tab. Select [Manual]. 2 Select [Movie exposure].1/30 sec. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. then press <0>.

6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. With manual exposure shooting. the shooting mode. The faster the shutter speed. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. and aperture will not be displayed. shutter speed. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. to 1/125 sec. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. you should not zoom while shooting a movie.173). the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. 128 . the movie image might flicker. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. is recommended. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. With Auto ISO. will be recorded.124). due to the drive of the lens aperture. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set.

Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). If you take a still photo during movie shooting. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. 1 sec. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 .k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway.

pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. the AF points will also be displayed. Picture Style. When <f> is selected. movierecording size. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. 130 . 1 Press the <Q> button. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. function and set it. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. and AF mode. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. Auto Lighting Optimizer. image-recording quality (for still photos).

Korea. Russia. Also. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. : Standard-definition recording quality. 131 .). Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode].). [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. in [Live mode]. Japan. Australia. etc. China. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. Mexico. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). This shooting mode is called Movie crop. Still photos cannot be taken. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. etc. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality.

To start movie shooting again. 330 MB/min. and approx. 59 sec. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. AF is possible during movie shooting. 330 MB/min. 24 min. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. you can extract a still image from the movie. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. approx. [u Live mode]. AF during k When [Enable] is set. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. 1 hr. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. 39 min. If you autofocus during movie shooting. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. However. 132 . 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. 49 min. press the <A> button.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded.000 pixels at [640x480]. (A new movie file starts being recorded. AF will be executed in Live mode. You can select [Live mode]. 165 MB/min. 300. 49 min. 12 min.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. or [Quick mode]. continuous autofocusing is not possible.

Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. For AF. then press the transmit button. 133 . press the <w> button. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. • AF/AF lock. p.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. AE lock is not possible.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. press the <w> button. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. While holding down the <w> button. still photo shooting will take effect. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. • AE/AF. Press the <w> button for AE lock. For AF. AE lock is not possible. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF.

The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. set this option to [Auto].127). 134 . The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. you can display grid lines.5mm dia. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. shutter speed.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time).6400. and aperture for movie shooting (p. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. If [Enable] is set. highlight detail will be improved.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.16). The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights.

135 .126) will be displayed in red. If you take still photos during movie shooting. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. the faster the indicator will climb upward. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. If the card has a fast writing speed. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. you should set the IS switch to <2>. The slower the card. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. If the indicator becomes full. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. First. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. the movie shooting might stop.

169) and shoot a movie.167. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. the sound will be properly recorded. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. the image quality may be degraded. the movie shooting will stop automatically. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. The image quality of movies is not affected. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. turn off the camera. However. However. When not shooting.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. 136 .Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. If this happens. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while.

138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.153) 7 137 .142) Checking Camera Settings (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.138) Card Reminder (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.

the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. Under the [1] tab. select [Image review]. If [Hold] is set. select [Release shutter without card]. Select [Disable]. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. then press <0>. then press <0>. Select the desired review time. If [Off] is set. select [Beep]. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. the image display will end. and you cannot release the shutter. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. then press <0>. then press <0>. During the image review. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. 138 . Under the [1] tab. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation.

press the <B> button.. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. 139 . set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. then press <0>. When checking the exposure of an image. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. then press <0>. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. Under the [6] tab. If [Off] has been set. Select the desired power-off time. To turn on the LCD monitor again. then press <0>. select [LCD brightness]. select [Auto power off]. You can set this auto power-off time. With the adjustment screen displayed. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power.

select [File numbering].Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. If you want to use continuous file numbering. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. Select one.JPG. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. then press <0>. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. Even after you replace the card. The available settings are described below. You can change how the file number is assigned.

the file numbering restarts from 0001. Each time you replace the card. After the manual reset.CR2” for RAW images. The extension will be “. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. If the file number in folder No. To restart the file numbering from 0001. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. Replace it with a new card. 141 .Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced.JPG” for JPEG images. the file name will start with “IMG_”. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. you should use a newly-formatted card. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. 999 reaches 9999. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. and “. When you reset the file numbering manually. for example. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. “. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. For both JPEG and RAW images. MOV” for movies.

Set [OnPD]. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. Under the [5] tab. Select one. 142 . The setting of this feature can be changed. Also. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. The available settings are described below. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. Use the software provided with the camera instead. It will be rotated. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. In such a case. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. then playback the image. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. then press <0>. On the camera’s LCD monitor. [OnPD] is set. the image might not rotate for playback. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. then press <0>. select [Auto rotate].Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. but the image does not rotate during playback. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer.

146) Date/Time (p. While the menu is displayed. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.150) 143 .96) WB correction (p.107) Red-eye reduction (p.101)/ WB bracketing (p.138) Auto power off (p.29) Beeper (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.65) Auto rotate display (p.102) Live View shooting (p. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings. press the <B> button to display the settings.

desired setting.Fn)]. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. select [Clear settings]. then press <0>. (C. 1 Select [Clear settings]. select [Clear all Custom Func. select [Clear all camera settings]. then press <0>. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. Under the [7] tab. then press <0>. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. 3 Select [OK]. 144 . Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. Select [OK]. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes.

Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec. Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 .

When you exit the menu. then press <0>. then press <0>. Select [Screen color]. Under the [5] tab. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Select [LCD auto off]. 146 . select [LCD auto off]. Select [Disable]. Under the [5] tab. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. then press <0>. select [Screen color]. Select the desired color. then press <0>.

Under the [1] tab. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. setting]. Select [Built-in flash func. select [Flash control]. If [Disable] is set.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. set this to [Enable]. The flash control screen will appear. Select [Flash control]. [Built-in flash func. setting] or [External flash func. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. [Flash firing] Normally. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. then press <0>. 147 . The flash functions will be displayed. The functions displayed under [External flash func. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. setting] The [Built-in flash func. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. setting] and [External flash func. setting] and [External flash func.

you can also set [Hi-speed]. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. If [2nd curtain] is set. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. [Zoom]. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. Normally. Shutter sync. Flash mode With an external Speedlite.. However. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. and once immediately before the exposure ends. and [Wireless set. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing).3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. * For other flash modes. This is for advanced users. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. setting] and [External flash func. 148 . setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. If an external Speedlite is attached. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. With 2nd curtain sync. For details.]. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

149

f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

150

3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

151

3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

152

3 Manual Sensor CleaningN
Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

153

Clean the sensor with care. • Setting the power switch to <2>.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. never do any of the following. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. • Opening the card slot cover. 154 . If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. If the power is cut off. • Opening the battery compartment cover. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. If the power is turned off. A brush can scratch the sensor. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended.

155 . 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set.

Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. 4 images and one image displayed. 3 Select the image. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. the last captured image will be displayed. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. 1 Playback the image.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. display. 156 . When you press the <x> button.

Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. press the <V> key. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. select either one to display only movies or stills. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. then press <0>. 1 Select the jump method. 157 . 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. On the single-image display.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. turn the <6> dial. the jump method and current image location are indicated. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. by jumping. To change the jump method. select [Date]. On the bottom right. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method.

During image playback. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. press the <u> button. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. If you hold down the <u> button. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. 1 Magnify the image. 158 .5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. Magnified area position around image. If you hold down the button. A movie cannot be magnified. The image will be magnified. To exit the magnified display.

142) before taking vertical shots. 1 Select [Rotate]. you need not rotate the image as described above. repeat steps 2 and 3. 3 Rotate the image. press the <M> button. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. To exit and return to the menu. then press <0>. 2 Select the image. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. 159 . You can also select an image on the index display. A movie cannot be rotated. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. Under the [3] tab. <0>.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. select [Rotate].

Playback on a TV set (p. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set.k Enjoying Movies Basically. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. 160 . you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality.167. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p.

For smooth movie playback. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. 161 . For details on commercially-available software. use a high-performance personal computer. see the PDF file instruction manual. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. inquire the software maker.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo.

2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. 3 Pressthe single-image display. For more details on the playback procedure. During movie playback. As movies cannot be played on the index display. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. then press <0>. Speaker the movie. press On <0>. During the index display. 4 Playback[7] (Play). see the next page. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. With the single-image display. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. Press the <x> button to display the image. movie. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. <0>. 162 . The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. Select The movie will start playing.

Displays the movie’s last frame. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. the movie will play frame-byframe. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.) 163 . the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. 30 min. 1 sec. it will fast forward the movie. If you hold down <0>. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. Displays the editing screen (p. Each time you press <0>. 2 hr.173). Displays the movie’s first frame. 169) to playback a movie. the still photo will be displayed for approx.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. a single previous frame is displayed. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display.164). Each time you press <0>. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. it will rewind the movie. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. during the movie playback. If you hold down <0>. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. During the single-image display.167.

select [X]. increments (position indicated by [X]). be edited out. select [New file]. To save it as a new movie. Select The save screen will appear. After deciding which part to edit out.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. select [2] and press <0>. go back to step 2. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. increments. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. To change the editing. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. To cancel the editing. 1 On the movie playback screen. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. movie. Then press <0>. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). press <0>. then press <0>. 164 . 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). [New file] will not be selectable. then press <0>. The editing screen will be displayed. select [Overwrite]. If the card does not have enough room. 4 Save the[W]. 3 Check the edited movie. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain.

then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. then press <0>. The [Select date] screen will appear. Only the movies in the card will be played back. then press <0>. select [Slide show]. Then press <0>. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. 1 Select [Slide show]. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the date. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Under the [3] tab. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. If you selected [iDate].

For still photos. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. 5 Quit the slide show. During auto playback. you can press the <U> key to view another image. During pause. After [Loading image. see pages 167. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. the key to select [Set up]. During pause..3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. auto power off will not take effect. To pause the slide show. press <0>. then press the <M> button. 166 .. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show.] is displayed. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. 169. press the <M> button. Press then press <0>. The display time may vary depending on the image. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. During movie playback. then press <0>. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. To view the slide show on a TV set. the slide show will start. During the slide show.

you can change the display format. part of the image displayed might be cut off. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. To playback movies. * Depending on the TV set.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. insert it into the <D> terminal. 167 . turn off the camera and television. By pressing the <B> button. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. see page 162. button. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen.

1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. The menu will appear. Doing so may cause a malfunction. Under the [4] tab. then press the Enter button. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. then press the Enter button. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. Then press the Enter button. then press <0>. Select [Enable]. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. When the camera is connected to a TV set. Press the / button to select an option. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. image. When you press the camera’s <x> button. For a slide show. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. In such a case. 168 . then press <0>. press the remote control’s / button to select an option.

the images will not be displayed properly. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. see the TV set’s instruction manual. Certain TV sets. For details.) To playback movies. 169 . may not operate properly. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. see page 162. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. In such a case. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. button. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. and use the camera to control the playback operation. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. If the video system format does not match the TV’s.

1 Select [Protect images]. To exit the image protection. The protect setting screen will appear. Image protect icon protect it. If you erase all the images (p. Once an image is protected. then press <0>. you must first cancel the protection. The <K> icon will disappear.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. the protected images will also be erased. The menu will reappear.172). 170 .42). press the <M> button. select [Protect images]. only the protected images will remain. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. If you format the card (p. To protect another image. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. Under the [3] tab. press <0> again. To erase a protected image. repeat step 2. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. then press <0>. When an image is protected. To cancel the image protection.

Under the [3] tab. protect them. press <0>. Once an image is erased. 3 Erase the image.170) will not be erased. then image displayed will be erased. then press <0>. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. select [Erase images].L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. it cannot be recovered. 171 . 2 Press the <L> button. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. Protected images (p. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. 1 Select [Erase images]. The Select [Erase]. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. you can erase multiple images at one time. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased.

To erase other images. Press the <L> button. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages].L Erasing Images images]. The images will be displayed. Select [OK]. To also erase protected images. then press <0>. repeat step 3. press the <I> button.42). When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. 172 . 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. To return to the single-image display. 4 Erase the images. To display the three-image display. press the <u> button. to be erased. format the card (p. The selected images will be erased. all the images in the card will be erased. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card.

and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. 173 . recording size <A/B/C>. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. recording format <D>. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . any overexposed areas of the image will blink. the movie icon <k/ >. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. the 73 file size is displayed.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. <G> will be displayed. * For movie files. you can switch the shooting information display.

[RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. the shadow detail will be lost. The more pixels there are toward the left. If there are too many pixels on the left. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). the respective color information will be lacking. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. and blue). If there are too many pixels on the left. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. 174 . while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. And the more pixels there are toward the right. the darker and less prominent the color. green. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. the brighter and denser the color. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. the brighter the image. the highlight detail will be lost. And if there are too many pixels on the right. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). the color will be too saturated with no detail. the darker the image. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. By checking the image’s RGB histogram.

quantity to print. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. 9 175 . etc.Printing Images Printing (p. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card.

refer to the printer’s instruction manual. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 4 Turn on the printer. To connect to the printer. 2 SetFor details. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. 176 . up the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. Some printers may make a beeping sound. Use the interface cable provided with the camera.

With a fully-charged battery. do the following: 1. 6 Playback thex> button. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. 2. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. 4 hours is possible. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. Press the < The image will appear. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. printing up to approx. Before disconnecting the cable. Press the <x> button to playback the image. To find out what’s wrong. it indicates a problem with the printer. On the print setting screen.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. Press <0>. make sure it is fully charged. For direct printing.184). Movies cannot be printed. select [Print]. first turn off the camera and printer. 3. 177 .

Sets the quantity to be printed.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. For details. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. 3 Select [Paper settings]. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p.183). type. 0 2 Press <print>. The paper size. type. Sets the paper size.setting screen will appear. and layout you have set are displayed. <0>.then press Select [Paper settings]. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. 178 . Returns to the screen in step 1. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. and layout. Some settings might not be available. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. * Depending on the printer. The paper settings screen will appear. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor.180). see the printer’s instruction manual. Starts the printing.

then press <0>. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. ISO speed. 4. etc. white balance. The print will have no borders. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. 16. shutter speed.185) will be printed. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. 179 . or 20 images on one sheet. will be imprinted. The page layout screen will appear. then press <0>. shooting mode. 8. The paper type screen will appear. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. On A4 or Letter size paper.. 9. exposure compensation amount. * From the Exif data. The print setting screen will reappear. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. then press <0>. the camera name. aperture. lens name.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. the print will have borders. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. Option to print 2.

Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. Select the desired printing effect. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. No automatic correction will be applied. bluish blacks. The image noise is reduced before printing. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. go to step 5.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. then press <0>. 180 . This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. then press <0>. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. However. Prints in black-and-white with cool. * When you change the printing effects.need not set necessary. For details. If you any printing effects. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections.182). Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. see the printer’s instruction manual. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. yellowish blacks. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks.

all the settings will revert to the default. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. necessary.) Also. (You cannot set the number of copies. then select [OK]. To stop the printing. 181 . Select <R>. Select <I>. the number of copies will always be 1. then press <0>. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. any trimming (p.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. If image tilt correction (p. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. then press <0>. Set the number of copies. Select [Print]. Set as desired. Just select the image and press the <l> button.183) will not be applied.144). then press <0>. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. 7 Start printing. With Easy printing. you can print another image using the same settings. it may take longer to print the image. With Easy printing. then press <0>.183) has been applied. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. Set as necessary. then press <0>.

press the <B> button. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. The color in the respective direction will be corrected.127) or highlight level (128 . M is magenta. When you select [Detail set. A is amber. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. [Saturation]. To adjust the [Color balance].255).wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. B is for blue. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. When [On] is set. the red eye will be corrected for printing. [Color tone].].] effects will not show on the screen. use the <S> keys. and G is green. When [On] is set. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. You can then adjust the printing effect. If you select [Clear all]. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. 182 . kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. and [Color balance]. Red-eye corr. you can adjust the [Contrast]. the face will be brightened for printing. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. select the printing effect.

Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. and aspect ratio. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. 2 Set the trimming frame size. Do the trimming right before printing. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. 1 On the print setting screen. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. When you adjust the image tilt. position.5-degree increments. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. The smaller the trimming frame. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. the size of the trimming frame will change. select [Trimming]. The print setting screen will reappear. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. 183 . you may have to set the trimming again. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area.

an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. no paper. While trimming the image. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink.wPrinting Depending on the printer.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. the grainier the picture will look on the print. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. Press <0> to stop printing. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. etc. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. see the printer’s instruction manual. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. After fixing the problem. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. and check the waste ink tank. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. If you look at the image on a TV screen. 184 . resume printing. For details on how to fix a printing problem. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. The smaller you make the trimming frame. For details on resuming the printing. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems.

Select [Set up]. imprinting. and [File No. Select the desired setting.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. select [Print order]. 2 Select [Set up]. then press <0>. (They cannot be set individually for each image.] 185 . 3 SetSet the [Print type]. the option as desired. [Date]. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. and file No. then press <0>. [Print type] [Date] [File No. date imprinting. Select the option to be set. then press <0>. Under the [3] tab. then press <0>.].

The print order may not work or may be overwritten. If this happens with your printer. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. Prints both the standard and index prints. depending on the image type. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. When printing with DPOF. Press the <7> button. both the [Date] and [File No. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. The print order screen will reappear. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. the date or file No.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed.] are set to [On]. With [Index] prints. select [Sel. on the print. Next. [On] imprints the file No. Even if [Date] and [File No. 4 Exit the setting.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. Also. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. the print order may not be possible. 186 .

W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. To return to the single-image display. To display the three-image display. When using a PictBridge printer. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. 187 .Image Select and order images one by one. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. all the images might not be printed. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. If you select [Clear all on card]. press the <u> button. print no more than 400 images for one print order. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. Even if you select “All image”. If you specify more than this. press the <I> button. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. After completing the print order.

Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. 4 Set the [Paper settings].W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. 5 Select [OK]. • When you paused the printing.178) Set the printing effects (p. • When you set the index. Before printing. 3 Select [Print]. (p. 188 . Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. select [Resume]. you can easily print images with DPOF. [Manual] cannot be selected. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. see page 184. the card’s remaining capacity was low. See page 176. Depending on the printer. If [Bordered] is set. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. Under [Adjust levels]. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. be sure to set the paper size. select [Print order].180) if necessary. 1 Prepare to print. If a problem occurs during printing. 2 Under the [3] tab. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images.

Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. You can do it with Custom Functions. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 .

144). Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. Custom Function No. Under the [7] tab. At the bottom of the screen. then press <0>. 190 .Fn)]..Fn)]. setting.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. Press to select the setting (number). then press <0>. select [Custom Functions (C. 4 Exit the the <M> button.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. select [Clear all Custom Func. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. (C. then press <0>. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers.

Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.) 191 . C.194 k k k C.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.193 p.195 p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.195 k C. (Settings are disabled.196 p.194 p. speed in Av mode p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.

3 Custom Function SettingsN
Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

192

3 Custom Function SettingsN

When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

193

3 Custom Function SettingsN

C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

194

3 Custom Function SettingsN

C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

195

3 Custom Function SettingsN

C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

196

197 .173). When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. the <L> icon will appear.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. To verify whether the image is original. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3.3 Custom Function SettingsN C. the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.

select [My Menu settings]. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. To return to the screen in step 2. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. You can register up to six items in My Menu. 198 . Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. the desired items. then Select press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. With [z] displayed. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. press the <M> button. Then press <0>. press the <V> key to change the order. then Select [Register to My press <0>. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. Menu].3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. Under the [9] tab. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. On the confirmation dialog.

then press <0>. setting. it will be appended to the image as Exif information.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. option.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. select [Copyright information]. 199 . Select [Display copyright info. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. then press <0>. press the After <M> button to exit. Under the [7] tab. The text entry screen will appear. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. 1 Select [Copyright information]. 3 Enter text. 4 Exit theentering the text. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set.] to check the copyright information currently set.

3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. Entering text In the bottom area. Exiting After completing the text entry. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). press the <S> key to select a character. then press <0> to enter it. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. 200 . Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character.

The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. 11 201 . system accessories. etc.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features.

AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). solid-color walls.6 or smaller (larger f/number). (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. etc. see page 117. etc. For details. etc. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. see the Extender’s instruction manual. 202 . computer keyboards. etc.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF.48).) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF.) In such cases. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.

1 Connect the power cord. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. Close the cover. 203 .Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). 2 Connect the DC Coupler. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. the DC cord. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. After using the camera. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place.

delay. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.4 feet from the camera. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec.71). When focus is achieved. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. The camera will autofocus. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. 204 .Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. During wireless remote control. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources.

205 . Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. To prevent this.23) attached to the camera strap. eyepiece cover. 1 Remove the eyecup. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. use the eyepiece cover (p. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. During Live View shooting and movie shooting.

] to be set. setting]. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. In other words. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. only [Flash exp. the flash will fire at full output only. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. 206 .147). EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation.] can be set for [External flash func. comp] and [E-TTL II meter. For detailed instructions.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash.

Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. 207 . Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. shoot in the manual flash mode. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. or slower. the flash can be fired at full output only. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. It might not fire.

use of the card is not permitted.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. If you set [Disable]. please check with the card manufacturer. (p. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions.] to Press <0>. select settings]. then press <0>. To set up. then press <0>. 4 Display the connection information. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I).Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. 208 . Without approval. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. please check with the card manufacturer.]. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. then press <0>. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. set [Enable]. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. Select [Connection info. transmission.

Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. Turn the camera off and on again. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point.58). Because of the transmission function. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. see the card’s instruction manual. For details. In hospitals. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. 209 . is displayed in the detailed information display (p. auto power off will not take effect.] is set to [Disable]. airports. it may still transmit a signal. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. The battery power will be consumed faster. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. If the image transfer does not work. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. 6 Take the picture.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. For transferred images. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. During the image transfer.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. [Remote control] can be set. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. 211 . *4: For autoexposure only.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only.

Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 212 . and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. / 4 sec. / 8 sec. 2.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. 1. [y] Shooting 3.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. [7] Set-up 3. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C.Fn setting / Clear external flash C.

/ 4 min. / 2 min. / 8 min. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. 800 / Max. 1600 / Max. 400 / Max. 3200 / Max. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. 213 .Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. / 1 min. / 15 min.

Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . (C. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. day) and time (hour. sec. month.. min.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver.

The [y] Shooting 3. WB Shift/BKT. Live View function settings 215 . the [Expo. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. no AE lock / AE/AF.]. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. / 1 min.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. / 30 min. / 16 sec. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. / 10 min. comp. / 30 sec./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. Under the [2] tab. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. [7] Set-up 3.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. Recharge the battery (p. If there is a problem with the battery charger. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. Press the <B> button (p. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide.31).26). The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8.24). When the image recording is completed.26). the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. 218 . the power will turn off automatically. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. If this happens. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p.44).

the number of possible shots will decrease. 69).Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off].31.24). Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. a picture cannot be taken. The image is out of focus.107. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. 123). Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. 171). The card is not properly inserted (p. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. 219 . press the shutter button gently (p. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. set the IS switch to <1>. To prevent camera shake. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded.31). Auto power off is in effect. If the card is full. The camera turns off by itself. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. or focus manually (p.37.31). If you do not want auto power off to take effect. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor.33).36. 37). Purchase a new one.

194). the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. If you shoot at night when the background is dark.134). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. When I use the <f> mode with flash. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. If it is set to [Strong].Fn)] menu. ISO 100 can be set (p. or [Disable]. If a card error message is displayed. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].). the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. ISO 100 cannot be set.193). This also applies to movie shooting (p.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. 220 . The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. the shutter speed becomes slow. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72.Fn)] menu.134). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set.194).Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. see page 42 or 224. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. This also applies to movie shooting (p. [Low]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. etc. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p.192). ISO 100 cannot be set. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C.

When a movie is played. 221 .135). Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. 59 sec. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. The movie shooting terminates by itself. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. If the card’s writing speed is slow. This is normal. If you use flash. To find out the card’s read/write speed. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min.109).Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. etc. movie shooting will stop automatically. movie shooting may stop automatically.. camera operation noise can be heard.

170). use a soft cloth to clean it. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. In low or high temperatures. The menu screen shows few tabs and options. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. If the image has been protected. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). It will return to normal at room temperature. If the LCD monitor is dirty. 222 . The file numbering does not start from 0001. If you use a card which already has images recorded. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. it cannot be erased (p. the first character will be an underscore (p. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. Set the color space to sRGB.40).96). The image cannot be erased.140). the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. If Adobe RGB is set.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image.

or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. The correct date and time has not been set (p. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab.214). The card reader does not detect the card. 223 .180). Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. No image appears on the TV screen.167. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. 169). The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable.169).29). This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. In such a case. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p.

13. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center.27. Follow the onscreen instructions. 26) * If the error still persists. Replace card. 10. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. Turn the camera off and 30. 80 again.31. 42). or use a Canon lens (p. remove and install the battery pack 70. on again or re-install the battery. Turn the camera off and on again. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. Operate the power switch (p. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. 50. Operate the power switch. erase unnecessary images.31. Shooting is not possible due to an error. 01 02 05 224 .27). Turn the camera off and on again.27). Operate the power switch (p.Error Codes Error No. Card cannot be accessed. Cannot save images because card is full. 171. write down the error No. 42). Clean the lens contacts. 04 Replace the card. 20. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. 60. 16). or format the card (p. replace the card. 40. Countermeasures No. an error message will appear. The built-in flash could not be raised. Remove and insert the card again. or format the card (p. If there is a problem with the camera.

18. Tungsten light.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. 1 . Portrait. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. single-lens reflex. Cloudy. White fluorescent light. 1.0 JPEG. 4.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. Flash). SDXC memory card 22.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. Manual.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. User Def.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. Shade.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. Faithful. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . 17. 17.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx.3 Auto.3 x 14. Monochrome. 8. Preset (Daylight. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. Landscape.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. SDHC memory card. Neutral.

AI Focus AF. 0.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . Night Portrait. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 .3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . shutter-priority AE.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments).18 (at 23°C/73°F.+1. Creative Auto. Portrait. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. ISO 100 .4 USM lens. Close-up.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx.6400 Auto.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed.0 . phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. Flash Off. aperture-priority AE. Program). Sports. AI Servo AF. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. Landscape. depth-of-field AE. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . 95% Magnification: Approx.5 .

to 1/60 sec. (Full Auto mode). burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx..20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. bulb (Total shutter speed range. X-sync at 1/200 sec. 34 shots RAW: Approx. 3. 1/4000 sec.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled.) • Flash Retractable. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. Available range varies by shooting mode. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. or 2-sec.7 shots/sec. delay and 10-sec. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. approx. self-timer with 10sec.4 USM lens. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. to 30 sec. Max. auto pop-up flash Guide No. continuous shooting.: 13/43 (ISO 100. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. 3 sec.

Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min. 1.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H. 25p: 25. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7.4 USM lens. 330 MB/min. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 .6400 (in whole-stop increments).97 fps.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.00 fps. 24p: 23. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 .976 fps. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 330 MB/min. 165 MB/min. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . 60p: 59.7 cm (3 inches) with approx.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx.04 million dots Approx. 50p: 50.94 fps.

440 shots at 23°C/73°F. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. approx. by movie.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). 4-image index. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 .10x Image browsing methods: Single image. jump by 10 or 100 images. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. 1. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. 9-image index. histogram). Single image + Info (Basic info. detailed info. by shooting date. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3.5x . approx.5mm dia. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. video/audio OUT. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1.

240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.4 in. 475 g / 16.8 x 3. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .1 x 3. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . Weight: Approx.4 in.5 mm / 2.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. 52 g / 1. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .7 x 1.40°C / 43°F .4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .40°C / 43°F .9 oz.7 oz. Weight: Approx.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7. 530 g / 18.7 x 1.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.2 mm / 1.9 oz.40°C / 32°F . Approx. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.8 oz.5 mm / 2.5 x 75.8 oz.40°C / 32°F . 82 g / 2.0 in.104°F During shooting: 0°C .1 x 3.40°C / 43°F . • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .1 x 15. (CIPA testing standards) Approx. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.1 x 3.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128. Approx. 82 g / 2.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.2 in.3 mm / 5.6 x 2.8 x 97.5 x 0.4 x 55.

8 in.8 in. (From image sensor plane) Max.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . 455 g / 16. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. diameter x length: 75. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.3 .9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . diameter x length: 68.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera. magnification: 0.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .25 m / 0. (at 0.4 x 101 mm / 3.1 oz. 231 .82 ft.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .9 x 19. Weight: Approx.1 x 5.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.4 in.7 x 2.6 x 1.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.25 m / 0.0 in.5-5. Weight: Approx. 200 g / 7.45 m / 1.0 x 4.49 m / 1.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .82 ft.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0. consult the respective lens maker.0 x 4.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.61 ft.48 ft.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . magnification: 0.5 x 70 mm / 2.2.8 in. (75 x 112 mm / 3.0 oz. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max. (327 x 503 mm / 12.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.5-5.67 x 45 mm / 8.

Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories.0 and Exif 2.21 (also called “Exif Print”). etc. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. 232 .” * Notice displayed in English as required. HDMI logo. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories.. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. HDMI.. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e.g. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. LLC. in the United States and other countries. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer.

Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . disassemble. consult a physician immediately. 233 . If a child swallows the battery. • During the recharging. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. This is to prevent electrical shock. etc.40°C (32°F . connecting cables. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. It may cause an accident.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. . It may impair the person’s vision. do not exceed the recharging time. and fire. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. deforms. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). and accessories not specified in this booklet. heat generation. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. power sources. and material damage.Do not short-circuit. death. changes color. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. chemical leakage. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. or clothing. . . • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. Be careful not to get burned in the process. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. excessive heat. See a physician immediately.Do not use any batteries. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. and explosions. smoke. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. It can cause blindness or skin problems. skin. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. and clothing. keep at least 1 meter away. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. When using flash to photograph an infant. remove it immediately. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. or emits smoke or fumes.104°F). • If excessive heat. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. follow the safeguards below: . skin. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. accessories.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. . Also.

cut. Doing so may damage your vision. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet.Always insert the power plug all the way in. If the product does not work properly or requires repair.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged.Do not scratch. • Do not use paint thinner. . check if it is allowed. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. . • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. Doing so may cause injury. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. or oily. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. . . benzene. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. Also do not twist or tie the cords. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. If the surrounding is dusty. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. Otherwise. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. 234 . the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. . This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. follow the safeguards below: . Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. humid. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery.When unplugging a power plug. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth.

please contact your local city office. For more information about the recycling of this product. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. Cd = Cadmium. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives.. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. (EEA: Norway. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. in accordance with the Battery Directive. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). e.canon-europe. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE.European Union (and EEA) only.g. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . waste authority. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above.com/environment. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators.

236 .

....................................80 Audio/video OUT........ self-timer ................ 224 SD speed class ............ 160......67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) .. 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)....... 138 Black-and-white image ......... 167..........156 640x480 .....................................160........................ 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer........................................................................................................................................................... 208 Format............. 112................. 143 Camera shake ... 70 Contrast............................................. 134 AEB...................... 96 Color temperature ......................... 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up . 35 ................. 169 Camera Camera shake........ 84 C C (Creative Auto) .............37 Card.160.... 93 Built-in flash............. 92 A A/V OUT....................................................................................96 AE lock..........89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)............ 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)...............85 Adobe RGB...... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off..........67 AI Servo AF........................................ 123 SDHC/SDXC...................................................... 13..71 4. 86 Cleaning (image sensor) .. 216 Beeper..........................Index 1280x720 ....... 52 Color space ..................131 1st-curtain sync.....................45................................................ 31..........or 9-image index display........................131 Battery Grip ................................................ 36 Settings display......... 55 Cable ..................................................................................................76 Basic Zone modes ............................148 2nd-curtain sync................ 3............................ 31 Card reminder ............ 32............. 144 Holding the camera................27..........20 Battery → Power 237 . 42 Problem..32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)................ 82 Bulb ......................................................80 B B/W (Monochrome)...............................67 Aperture-priority AE ...................... 64....... 99 Color tone.................. 138 Eye-Fi..........................97.131 1920x1080 ........... 169 Access lamp.......... 79.................... 92 Continuous shooting..... 106 Clear settings ..... 2 Center-weighted average metering ........................ 76............. 2.....148 2-sec..................................

....................................... 77 Digital terminal ......... 46 Full HD .....................36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF..... 68 AF-assist beam.................................... 49.......151 E Erase (image) .................203 Depth-of-field preview.. 206 Eye-Fi card ... 147... 64 2nd-curtain sync .................................................. ................... 131.......... 47........................191 File number ....................................55 Creative Zone modes ..................Index Copyright information......... 48 Format (card initialization)......................................................................................................................... 160 D Date/Time . 88 Flash off ........................................ 98 Flash exposure compensation..................... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ........ 202 Recompose................190 Clear all ...............224 Evaluative metering ........ 69 Focusing AF mode ......... 56 Flash-sync speed....................................... 194 Beeper ...................................................................................... 117........... 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ........190 List...... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF)... 131 Full Auto .....................................141 External Speedlite..... 214 Flash .............................................82 Dial.......................29 DC coupler........................................................................... 206 FE lock.....87 Extension ........................76 FE lock.. 147 Red-eye reduction .. 140 File size ...................................... 64 External Speedlite............. 66.. 113 AF point selection ............................................................ 47.................................... 33............... 64 Custom Functions. 149 Effective range ..............16..........176 Dioptric adjustment ............... 148 Built-in flash ...... 131 Full High-Definition. 120 Out of focus ...20 Custom Functions................. 48 Focus mode switch .. 46 Focus lock .....................................171 Error codes ....... 132.................. 71 Dust Delete Data ..................... 192 Menu setting ..............199 Creative Auto .....185 Drive mode ...... 69....................... 65 Flash exposure compensation .......86 Exposure compensation ............................................................ 42 Frame rate.....147.......23...... 202 Manual focusing.208 Eyepiece cover ................................................ 93 Firmware Ver............................114 Faithful ...... 72........98 238 ....................................................70.................... 123.................... 88 Focus confirmation light ................... 117..................................

....... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ..... 146 Shooting settings display ..174 Household power .......... 72 Jump display .........210 Image dust prevention.................... 167 Image area.................................................. 157 L I ICC profile .............................. 62 Auto....... 40 Screen color............142.............157 Magnified view...........173 Highlight detail loss ..................... 51............................................... 63 ISO expansion ............ 156 ISO speed .........................Index Function availability table.......112........ 33 ................................................... 72 Index display ..................131............34 Landscape.............................................................. 197 Image Zone ..173 Highlight tone priority .................110...................... 13 Auto off....... 155 Protect ........... 104 Live mode (AF).....173 Histogram .................................. 146 Brightness adjustment .....................................160....158 Playback ....................................................................165 Erase ............................................... 160..................................156 Jump display (Image browsing)................. 167 Highlight alert ..................... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ....................174 Index............................................ 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction. 58.............. 75 Language selection .........................171 Highlight alert.................................................... 134 H HDMI........ 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) .......... 18 Lens.................35 Attaching/Detaching .... 113 239 ...........................................160........ 44 Image playback..................58................ 21........... 20 Image-recording quality..........168 High-Definition ................... 138 Image verification data ......................... 151 Image review time .. 30 LCD monitor ...................................62.................96 Image Auto playback ..........................203 J JPEG ......... 173 View on TV .. 155 Menu screen ................... 139 Display switching .....170 Rotate ............................... 63 G Grid display .................................................... 159 Shooting information.............................................................

.................. 131.................................... 193 Long exposure ......... 66 P P (Program AE)......83.........................83 Magnified view ......................................................69....106........... 84....... 74.......................... 198 N Neutral......................42...120. 134 Still photo shooting..........40 Metering mode................................Index Live View shooting.....107 Focusing.......................113 Grid display ....... 54 Night scene ................................................. 160.....134 Mirror lockup .73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ..109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format. 132 Shooting................................. 131........................................................... 127 Manual focusing......... 160 File size......... 131 Playback .................................... 43 M M (Manual exposure). 214 240 .... 66 One-Shot AF ......................................112 Possible shots ..............198 Setting operation . 158 Malfunction ............................................. 60 PAL................... 120 Maximum burst ................... 129 View on TV ...............................212 My Menu.............. 123 Sound recording ............................ 134 MF (Manual focusing) ..... 131 Manual exposure shooting. 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ................................................................. 131 Recording time... 16 ........20 Monochrome......... 162 Recording size ........ 70................................................................... 132 Frame rate ........................112..................................... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ........................................................ 120 Microphone .............................................86 Metering timer............ 167 My Menu ....................76 Movie Autoexposure shooting .....................................22 NTSC ....................... 76 Night Portrait .......................... 164 Enjoying .............................................................218 Manual exposure .......... 127 Movie crop ...... 124 Editing out first and last scenes .......................... 195 Mode Dial....................................69................... 193 Nomenclature...

............75 User defined ... 153 Sepia (Monochrome).......... 27.................... 57...................................... 109 Recharge .........................185 Printing effects .179 Print Order (DPOF).....................91 Selection.................................. 233 Saturation ...................................................................104 PictBridge..170 R RAW ............................Index Paper settings (printing)...... 31 Remote control shooting...................................176 Page layout....... 75 Possible shots. 182 Tilt correction ..........180....................179 Paper settings.......61 Protect (image erase-protection).......118 241 .......... 110..................................... 142.... 139 Battery check......................................28.......175 Picture Style Adjustment.............178 Partial metering.. 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ........................................183 Trimming...................... 126.........................24 Switch .......... 144 Rotate (image)....................................... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) .............................60 Program shift .... 92 Shooting information display ..............94 Pixels .....72 Playback ....................... 71... 155 Portrait .........74 Recharge.................... 65 Release shutter without card................................................................. 54......183 Program AE .............................28......... 159 S Safety warnings.............................86 Peripheral illumination correction ........38 Quick Control screen .................. 93 Sharpness .................................27.....203 Possible shots .. 24 Red-eye reduction .... 71 Sensor cleaning.................................58.......................................................................74 RAW+JPEG..... 109 Power Auto power off .................................................. 72 ....... 72 .................................................................................... 204 Revert to default settings....................................27 Printing. 133..........................28 Household power. 150................50...........38 Quick mode (AF)..........

...........................123 Shooting settings display .......46 7 (Flash Off) ..................... 163 W WB → White balance White balance .........78 Slide show ........................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)....82 Strap .............. 19 Dioptric adjustment ..........................78 P (Program AE) ...........................52 5 (Sports)...................................53 Spot metering..........................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) .... 36 Volume (Movie playback) ....................................23 System map.....................................................54 k (Movie shooting)..................60 C (Creative Auto) .............................49 2 (Portrait) ..... 160............................................ 99 Personal........................................................162 Sports.....................................86 sRGB ..............................194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ............................................................... 169......18 Shutter button ..............................................................96 Standard .................85 M (Manual exposure) ......................53 6 (Night Portrait) .............. 100 T Tone priority ....................................... 102 Correction ....134 Speaker................................................. 167 Viewfinder ............. 214 View on TV..................................... 101 Custom ....93 Trimming (printing).......................55 1 (Full Auto).............83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ............................. 78 V Video system......... 99 Bracketing...............................50 3 (Landscape) .............................................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ....................................................75 Stopped-down aperture ........................................165 Sound recording ...51 4 (Close-up) .........................37 Shutter-priority AE ..............................Index Shooting mode.....183 242 ...

.............A Live View Shooting.252 p.......251 p...246 p...251 p.........................................................244 p..........Basic Zone Modes ......................p.250 p...............k Shooting Movies .......f: Aperture-priority AE....250 p.E: AF Mode.......Z: ISO Speed ...Nomenclature .s: Shutter-priority AE .........255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ..247 p.............259 243 .Using the Built-in Flash..................S AF Point ................246 p.....249 p.Creative Zone Modes .245 p....Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations .................253 p........i Drive Mode ...Q Quick Control Screen ............Image Playback ...................................250 p...d: Program AE ..254 p....p......250 p.......Custom Functions .........................254 p............252 p.249 p.........257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ......p............Image-recording Quality .p....Picture Style ....256 Installing the Software .....

Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . 3. Press the <M> button to display the menu.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. After setting the item. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. Press <0> to display the setting. press <0>. 2. Press the <U> key to select the tab. 4.

press the <Q> button.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. 245 . The Quick Control screen will appear. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. then turn the <6> dial to set it.

Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. then press <0>. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Press the <U> key to select the quality. Black-and-white images. 246 . Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. then press <0>. see the camera’s instruction manual.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. then press <0>.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. then press the <S> key to select the function.) Press the <Q> button. 249 . then shoot. You just press the shutter button. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. and the camera does the rest.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes).

Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. The shutter speed will be set automatically. then focus the subject. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. then focus the subject. If the shutter speed display blinks. 250 . The aperture will be set automatically. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. If the aperture display blinks.

While looking at the viewfinder. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. 251 . Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. Press the <ZE> button.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. then press <0>.

Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. When you press the shutter button halfway. When “AUTO” is selected. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. then press <0>. the ISO speed is set automatically.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. 252 . the ISO speed setting will be displayed.

Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. 180 shots 253 .Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. To change the Live View settings. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. Press the shutter button halfway to focus.

press <A> again.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . To stop movie shooting. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. press the shutter button. To shoot still photos. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

256 . Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed.

Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. If not necessary. 5 Once your computer has restarted. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. the window for Step 4 appears. remove the CD.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 257 . 4 Click [Restart]. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). The software will not be installed correctly. To download images from the cameras. uninstall the software. B When installation ends.

If not necessary.4 .Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. When installation ends. the window for Step 4 appears. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer].6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 258 . 5 Remove the CD. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. uninstall the software. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). On your computer’s desktop. 4 Click [Finish]. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). To download images from the cameras.10.

1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. Then select your language. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. To save the PDF manual to your computer.pdf files.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Double-click on the CD icon. To save the PDF manual to your computer. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. 2 Open the CD. 3 Double-click the START.pdf files. 259 . use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 2 Open the CD. Double-click the START. Then select your language. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. Acrobat Reader (version 6. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh.

Japan Europe. 1185 XB Amstelveen.0847 + €0.it CANON ESPAÑA S. Rua Alfredo Silva.de CANON ITALIA S.no CANON OY Kuluttajatuotteet.co.12 €/min) Fax: (352) 48 47 96232 www. Italy Servizio clienti: 848 800519 (0.97 (0.49 NOK/min) www.canon. please contact the Canon Help Desk: Canon UK.74 www. PL1.32.canon.031/min) www. / S. A – 1110 Wien. Sweden Helpdesk: +46 (0)8 519 923 69 (0. Portugal Helpdesk: +351 21 42 45 190 (€0. 14 .CANON INC.at CANON PORTUGAL. Rue des Joncs 21.canon. Switzerland Helpdesk: 0848 833 838 (0. Centennial Park. Austria Helpdesk: 0810 081009 (0. S-169 88 Solna.canon. For information on the camera’s compatibility with any accessories and lenses introduced after this date. Postboks 33. Holmlia.Alfragide. 1180 EG Amstelveen.23 SEK + 0.canon. Luxembourg Helpdesk : 27 302 054 (0.P. I-20097 San Donato Milanese (MI).canon. 1201 Oslo.canon.A.V.uk CANON FRANCE SAS 17.A. PO Box 2262.V. other costs may vary) Fax: 020 8731 4164 www. 2010 PRINTED IN THE EU .89 NOK + 0. Berkenlaan 3.25 DKK/min) Fax: 70 155 025 www. 47807 Krefeld. S.053 €/min) Fax: (02) 721.lu CANON NEDERLAND N.canon. B – 1831 Diegem. The Netherlands Helpdesk: 020 7219 103 www. Via Milano 8.A.01. 28108 Alcobendas (Madrid) Helpdesk: 901.canon. 00351 Helsinki.canon-europe. quai du Président Paul Doumer 92414 Courbevoie cedex. 30-2 Shimomaruko 3-chome.pt WEB SELF-SERVICE: www.900. Tokyo 146-8501.es CANON BELGIUM N. 2610-016 Amadora.0821 €+ 0.0143 €/min) Fax: 02-8248. contact any Canon Service Center. CEL-SP4EA210 © CANON INC.canon. WD6 3SE. Germany Helpdesk: 069 2999 3680 www.dk CANON NORGE as Hallagerbakken 110. Africa & Middle East CANON EUROPA N. The Netherlands CANON UK LTD For technical support. Elstree.com This Instruction Manual booklet is current as of January 2010.V.45 SEK/min) Fax: +46 (0)8 97 20 01 www.canon.053 € + 0.0787 €+ 0. DK-2860 Søborg.be CANON LUXEMBOURG S.fi CANON SVENSKA AB Gustav III:s Boulevard 26. Ohta-ku.canon.canon.039/min) Fax: (+34) 91 411 77 80 www.4600 www.canon.A. France Hot line 0170480500 www.25 DKK + 0. Denmark Helpdesk: 70 20 55 15 (0. RCC Customer Service Unit 130.A. Belgium Helpdesk : (02) 620.07 €/min) www. Avenida de Europa nº 6. L-1818 Howald.ch CANON AUSTRIA GmbH Oberlaaer Strasse 233. Bovenkerkerweg 59-61.012 (€0. Huopalahdentie 24.nl CANON DANMARK A/S Knud Højgaards Vej 1.08 CHF/min) www.canon. Norway Helpdesk: 23 50 01 43 (0. Finland Helpdesk: 020 366 466 (0.se CANON (SCHWEIZ) AG Industriestrasse 12.0149 €/min) www. 8305 Dietlikon.fr CANON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH Europark Fichtenhain A10. Herts. UK Helpdesk: 0844 369 0100 (5 pence/min from a BT landline.

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful